The Rt Hon Norman Lamb


Norman Lamb was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Health in September 2012. He has been the Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk since 2001.


He was educated at Wymondham College, Norfolk and the University of Leicester, where he studied law.

Political career

Norman has held various positions in the Liberal Democrat party including Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary of State for Health, 2006 to 2010. In May 2010 he was appointed Assistant Government Whip, as well as Chief Parliamentary and Political Adviser and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg.

Career outside politics

He worked for Norwich City Council as a senior assistant solicitor before joining Norfolk solicitors Steele and Co, where he became a partner and Head of the firm’s specialist Employment Unit.

Personal life

Norman is married with 2 children.

Previous roles in government

  1. Minister of State for Community and Social Care
  2. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs


  1. 2010 to 2015 government policy: carers' health
  2. 2010 to 2015 government policy: health and social care integration
  3. 2010 to 2015 government policy: dementia
  4. 2010 to 2015 government policy: choice in health and social care
  5. 2010 to 2015 government policy: mental health service reform
  6. 2010 to 2015 government policy: end of life care
  7. 2010 to 2015 government policy: long term health conditions
  8. Deputy PM announces billion pound boost over 5 years for children's mental health services
  9. Government names and shames largest ever number of National Minimum Wage offenders
  10. Supporting carers to stay in paid employment